Cardiff City are looking into bolstering their midfield with the potential signing of Manchester City starlet Tommy Doyle, according to Mail Online.
The 20-year-old is currently on a season-long arrangement with German second tier side Hamburg, but after featuring just six times so far this season the youngster wants to terminate the move in order to come back to the UK.
A host of clubs are said to be interested in Doyle but it appears that the Bluebirds are leading the chase for his signature this month.
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Doyle made his City debut in 2019 as an 18-year-old in an EFL Cup clash with Southampton, and in total has played seven times for the senior side.
He was close to joining Huddersfield Town on loan in the summer transfer window, only to make a u-turn at the last minute to join Hamburg, according to Terriers owner Phil Hodgkinson.
Doyle could very well end up playing against the Yorkshire side though if he secures himself a move to Cardiff, but first his loan spell in Germany needs to be terminated before a deal can be struck.
Doyle is a talented young midfielder but for whatever reason it’s not quite working out for him at Hamburg.
A switch to a Championship club right now is probably the best for his development as it will test him in what can be a pretty physical league.
Standing at just 5 ft 8 in, Doyle is quite slight in terms of his frame and build but he’s a good technician and that is perhaps what Steve Morison is missing in his engine room right now.
With Morison’s liking for using younger players it shouldn’t take too much convincing to City that Cardiff is the right place for Doyle to spend the rest of the season but it may just come down to wages and who will pay the most out of the interested parties.